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“I was saddened to hear of Ed's passing. My kindest thoughts go out to his children and family. May your time of sadness be lightened by your good...Read More »
1 of 7 | Posted by: Dale Becker - Polson, MT

“Bob spent many hours in the double blue chair on the front porch visiting with Ed. He will be missed. God Bless you all. So Sorry for your loss ”
2 of 7 | Posted by: Bob & Marci Rockwell - Woodbine, IA

“Sorry for ur loss he was a good guy and landlord ”
3 of 7 | Posted by: Brad Burbridge - Pisgah, IA

“I'm so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. God has called him home, which someday will be our home and I have...Read More »
4 of 7 | Posted by: Joyce Kruger - Gretna, NE

“Our sympathy to my cousins Mike, Jan, Nancy, and Toni and their families. I'll remember Uncle Ed as a gentle man. ”
5 of 7 | Posted by: Kathy Fellenz - Neenah, WI

“Sorry for your loss, we are praying for you all. God Bless ”
6 of 7 | Posted by: Corey and Teresa Campbell and Family - IA

“So sorry for ur loss he would do anything for you ”
7 of 7 | Posted by: Carol Bedsaul - Pisgah, IA


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Edward Arthur Perkins was born on March 14, 1925, to Harrison and Pearl (Radtke) Perkins in Pisgah, Iowa. Ed attended school at Sunnyside Country School and graduated from Pisgah High School in 1942. Ed proudly served his country in the United States Navy. After his honorable discharge he started farming near Pisgah. Ed married Velma Joan Wickersham on September 10, 1948, in Onawa, Iowa. The couple farmed west of Woodbine until they moved into Woodbine in 1998. Ed never officially retired from farming even though the couple moved to town. Velma died August 30, 2010.

Ed served as the commander of the Woodbine VFW for many years. He enjoyed camping at the family campground and at their cabin by Lynch, Nebraska. Ed enjoyed his Allis Chalmers tractors and owned eight tractors. He enjoyed refinishing and restoring metal chairs, collecting door knobs and hats, and feeding the birds and squirrels. Ed coordinated the tractor show at the annual Applefest celebration for many years. He also judged the tractors in the rodeo parade.

Ed died November 21, 2016, at Immanuel Hospital in Omaha, Nebraska at the age of 91 years, eight months, and seven days.

Ed was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Velma; and brother, William. He is survived by four children, Michael (Carolyn) Perkins of Woodbine, Iowa. Janice (Michael) Kozeny of Papillion, Nebraska, Nancy (John) Thomas of Omaha, Nebraska, Toni (Chris) Oakes of Bellevue, Nebraska; 10 grandchildren; 23+ great grand-children; and many other relatives and friends.